Cranberry Orange Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These can be iced with a cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and egg.
  2. Add milk, sour cream and oil.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add to wet ingredients just until blended then fold in cranberries and orange zest.
  5. Pour batter into greased or paper-lined muffin cups.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until muffins test done.
  7. Remove muffins from cups to a wire rack.
  8. Let cool before frosting.
Most Helpful

Very good! Loved the burst of flavor from orange zest and fresh cranberries. Great as is, no icing needed. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama January 25, 2014

I often reduce the quantity of sugar and in this recipe I used only 1/2 cup of sugar. Which was perfect for us. I used frozen cranberries that I halved. The batter was thick, I was worried and wanted to add milk. But I didn't. And they have the perfect texture. They're moist. And so yummy. Thanks Charlotte. Made for 123 hit wonders.

Boomette July 25, 2008

Great muffins! They reminded me of the Cranberry-Orange Muffins I used to buy from Mmmmmmm...arvelous Muffins at Carlingood Shopping Centre in Ottawa. My cranberries were also frozen. The zest is critical for the fresh taste in these.

evelyn/athens June 24, 2008